Circular Tectonics? A critical discussion of how the architectural discipline can drive ecological continuity

Marie Frier Hvejsel, Anne Beim

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Abstract

Responding to the pressing global ecological challenges, recent environmental- and economic research call for a transition towards ‘circular economy’. This call gathers a series of emerging schools of thought rooted in ecological thinking, pointing to the fact that these challenges imply development of advanced interdisciplinary design approaches based on holistic concepts and a nuanced understanding of value. By suggesting the concept of 'Circular Tectonics' this paper outlines a critical entrance to the question of the possible role of the architectural discipline in the transition towards circular economy. This because tectonic thinking holds a series of potentials for establishing an ecology of means related to ends in architecture by linking its value (or meaning) to its construct. Associating the notion of tectonics with that of circularity, the paper aims to establish a critical framework for gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing ideas about ecological continuity, that feed into a circular architectural practice.
Translated title of the contributionCikulær Tektonik?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStructures & Architecture : Bridging the Gap and Crossing Borders
EditorsPaulo J. S. Cruz
Number of pages8
Volume1
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date24 Jul 2019
Pages51-58
ISBN (Electronic)9781315229126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019
EventICSA 2019 - International Conference in Structures and Architecture, Lisbon - Universidad di Minho, Guimaraes, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 Jul 201926 Jul 2019
Conference number: 4
http://www.icsa2019.arquitetura.uminho.pt/Default.aspx?tabindex=1&tabid=1&lang=en-US&pageid=29

Conference

ConferenceICSA 2019 - International Conference in Structures and Architecture, Lisbon
Number4
LocationUniversidad di Minho, Guimaraes
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period24/07/201926/07/2019
Internet address
SeriesStructure and Architecture
Number1
Volume1
ISSN2643-6698

Keywords

  • tectonics in architecture
  • tectonic theory
  • circular economy
  • tectonic ecology

Artistic research

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